Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Freedom B Creel Positions

1st June 20201590966000000 || 1590966000

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 – 28th of May 2020

28th May 20201590620400000 || 1590620400

Dalwhinnie A 913 Creel Co-ordinates

21st May 20201590015600000 || 1590015600

Pathway AH 35 Creel Co-ordinates – 15th of May 2020

15th May 20201589497200000 || 1589497200

Lady Ann AH 20 Co-ordinates – 8th of May 2020

8th May 20201588892400000 || 1588892400

Camann II BF 160 Creel Co-ordinates – 8th of May 2020

8th May 20201588892400000 || 1588892400

Vanguard KY 18 Co-ordinates – 27th of April 2020

27th April 20201587942000000 || 1587942000

Endurance AH 136 Creel Co-ordinates – 22.04.2020

22nd April 20201587510000000 || 1587510000

Ashley AH 90 Co-ordinates – 20.04.2020

20th April 20201587337200000 || 1587337200

Celtic Pride UL 574 Co-ordinates – 17.04.2020

17th April 20201587078000000 || 1587078000

Pathway AH 35 Creel Co-ordinates – 31.03.2020

31st March 20201585609200000 || 1585609200

Evie M AH 64 Creel Co-ordinates – 31.03.2020

31st March 20201585609200000 || 1585609200

Maverick AH 16 – 26.03.2020

26th March 20201585180800000 || 1585180800

Venture AH 36 Creels – 23.03.2020

23rd March 20201584921600000 || 1584921600

Boy Kai AH 68 – 23.03.2020

23rd March 20201584921600000 || 1584921600

Aurora AH 17 Creel Co-ordinates – 11th of March 2020

11th March 20201583884800000 || 1583884800

Asterion AH 15 Creel Co-ordinates – 11th of March 2020

11th March 20201583884800000 || 1583884800

Bella B LH 111 Creel Co-ordinates – 9th of March 2020

9th March 20201583712000000 || 1583712000

Golden Dawn FR 8 Creel Co-ordinates – 9th of March 2020

9th March 20201583712000000 || 1583712000

Boy Gordon VI A441 Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of March 2020

2nd March 20201583107200000 || 1583107200

Remembrance

4th February 20201580774400000 || 1580774400

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creel Positions – 21st of January 2020

21st January 20201579564800000 || 1579564800

Interceptor ME 9 Creel Co-ordinates – 20th of January 2020

20th January 20201579478400000 || 1579478400

Wraith ME 8 Creel Co-ordinates – 20th of January 2020

20th January 20201579478400000 || 1579478400

Angus John FR 34 New Box – 14th of November 2019

14th November 20191573689600000 || 1573689600

Leah III PD 140 Creel Co-ordinates – 1st of November 2019

1st November 20191572566400000 || 1572566400

Angus John FR 34 Creel Co-ordinates – 28th of October 2019

28th October 20191572220800000 || 1572220800

Makfort FR 170 Creel Co-ordinates – 23rd of October 2019

23rd October 20191571785200000 || 1571785200

Minerva FR 147 Creel Co-ordinates – 17th of September 2019

17th September 20191568674800000 || 1568674800

Kiroan AH 45 Creel Co-ordinates – 16th of September 2019

16th September 20191568588400000 || 1568588400

Beeny WK94 – Creel Co-ordinates

24th July 20191563922800000 || 1563922800

Genesis KY 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of May 2019

22nd May 20191558479600000 || 1558479600

Le Belhara NN 733 Creel Positions – 1st of April 2019

1st April 20191554073200000 || 1554073200

Alison Marie K 420 Creel Co-ordinates – 18th of December 2018

18th December 20181545091200000 || 1545091200

Alsvior K 337 – map of gear accidentally towed

5th November 20181541376000000 || 1541376000

Orianne AH268 Creel Co-ordinates 24.10.18

24th October 20181540335600000 || 1540335600

Map of current positions – East of Orkney – 16th of October 2018

16th October 20181539644400000 || 1539644400

Amended – Lost Gear in Orkney – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Peterhead Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Transcription Error

18th September 20181537225200000 || 1537225200

Missing Static Gear – 17th of September 2018

17th September 20181537138800000 || 1537138800

Noronya K 733 Creel Co-ordinates – 5th of September 2018

5th September 20181536102000000 || 1536102000

Southern Belle WK 25 – 6th of August 2018

6th August 20181533510000000 || 1533510000

Vanguard KY 18 Creel Positions – 26th of April 2018

26th April 20181524697200000 || 1524697200

Solis-C ME5 Creel Co-ordinates – 3rd of April 2018

3rd April 20181522710000000 || 1522710000

Lily 5 WK 46 Creel Positions – 26th of March 2018

26th March 20181522018800000 || 1522018800